Wednesday, July 28, 2010

They Actually Went Through With It

The upcoming CG/live action film from Warner Bros, "Yogi Bear", has had a teaser trailer premier.
http://www.shockya.com/news/2010/07/28/yogi-bear-trailer-is-no-pic-a-nic/
As much as I like the classic Hanna-Barbera character, the choice to bring Yogi and Boo Boo into the real world just seems like bad idea. If anything, I hope this brings about a new DVD release featuring the rest of the classic television series.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Coyote Falls Clip


A short peek at the first of 3 upcoming CGI Roadrunner-Coyote shorts premiering in theaters soon.
Coyote Falls will debut on July 30th in front of "Cats & Dogs 2"...
Read more about this new series here on Cartoon Brew: LINK

Happy 70th Birthday Bugs!

July 27th, 1940 marks the debut of Bugs Bunny's definite personality in Tex Avery's "A Wild Hare".

Warner Bros should have released the upcoming "essential" DVD collection today to mark the event. But I suppose a couple of new DVD releases and a new animated TV show is tribute enough.

Monday, July 12, 2010

RoboCat BG Artwork

The 1992 film "Stay Tuned" includes a fun animated segment called "RoboCat" which features the voice talent of the film's stars, John Ritter & Pam Dawber, as they suddenly find themselves as animated mice. Chuck Jones directed the segment while paying homage to his roots at Warner Bros.
The story, music, animation and artwork capture the feel of a classic cartoon from the old days. Here is a collection of the backgrounds that you can see as you watch the segment.

Saturday, July 03, 2010

The Essential Bugs Bunny 2-DVD set

Warner Home Video will be releasing a new 2-disc DVD set this October that will include "career-building cartoons" as well as "choice TV specials, shorts and rare appearances" of that wascally -wabbit: "Bugs Bunny".
http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Bugs-Bunny-Looney-Tunes-Comedy-Hour-Essential-Bugs-Bunny/13982

More Looney Tunes Re-Designs Unveiled

More character designs that will be featured in Warner Bros Animation's new television show, The Looney Tunes Show, have be posted over at "Blogomatic3000".
http://www.blogomatic3000.com/2010/06/15/new-looney-tunes-character-designs-unveiled/
Warner Bros have finally decided to re-launch the classic Looney Tunes franchise to a new generation with a new animated TV series and new CG theatrical cartoon shorts, that will feature The Roadrunner & Wile E. Coyote.I like the new modern take of the characters and hope they are rebooted with audiences today. Nothing will ever take the place of the classic cartoon short from the Golden Age, but the characters themselves are timeless. As long as they bring the laughs and chuckles, they should be around for a lot longer.